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Safety is a core value at Valard

Valard considers the safety of its employees, contractors, neighbours, clients and the general public to be of prime importance.

 Our employees work on challenging terrain and drive millions of kilometers every year. Keeping people safe, day in and day out, is the, most important thing we do. Beyond all other pursuits, we keep a safe work environment. Because we insist on high safety and technical standards, Valard has one of the best safety records in the industry.  We're committed to providing a quality of workmanship second to none, as our track record shows.

  • Since 2013, Valard’s Health and Safety management system has been certified OHSAS 18001. OHSAS 18001 is an internationally recognized standard for occupational health and safety management systems. This standard means that Valard has a demonstrably sound occupational health and safety management system that has been certified by an independent auditor.
  • A Certificate of Recognition (COR) is awarded to employers who develop health and safety programs that meet established standards. A COR certificate shows that the employer's health and safety management system has been evaluated by a certified auditor and meets provincial standards. Valard’s systems are COR certified in many Canadian provinces and territories.
  • Valard is a proud supporter of the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation. Many of our Health and Safety professionals have achieved this designation.
  • Valard closed out 2016 with ZERO lost time injuries. Valard is very proud of this achievement and more importantly, we are proud of the hard work our employees take every day to work safely and make safety a core value of Valard.

Drug and Alcohol Policy

The use of drugs or alcohol can impair a person’s judgment and lead to serious consequences on a construction site. Impaired individuals will not be tolerated on Valard Construction sites.  Individuals suspected to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs must be escorted out of the work area immediately and have the individual dealt with as dictated by following Valard’s Substance Abuse Program. Under the direction of the Executive VP of Health, Safety and Environment, the President and the Project Manager, the program is monitored, maintained and rigorously enforced.

Valard Delivers Quality in every Project

As Canada’s premier utility contractor, we have long recognized the importance of Quality Assurance processes, to help achieve an efficient and profitable company.  Our industry leading standards allow us to provide our clients with consistently unparalleled quality, ensuring their satisfaction and continued success.

The Quality Management System and Project Quality Plans allow us to consistently provide a high standard of work in accordance with customer specifications, drawings and documentation for all projects we undertake.  This is achieved through a framework for establishing and reviewing quality objectives ensuring effective planning, operation and execution of our processes.